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Millfore Hill…a vanilla slice of a hill

7.9 miles 5h 5m ascent 543m Louran Rig-Coo Lochans-Craignelder-Millfore Hill This is Millfore Hill (602m) rather than Millfore (656m), a hill 4 miles to the north. I had previously set out intending to climb this in March of last year … Continue reading

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Cally Woods: The Last Rosnes Benches

3.6 miles 2h 45m  ascent 87m Cally Woods Cally Woods was the setting for the last of our Rosnes Bench outings. There are a number of waymarked paths here and we ambled along the Coronation trail, with a detour up … Continue reading

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In search of Galloway’s Chained Art

4.7 miles  3h 40m  ascent 211m Clints of Dromore-Cairnsmore of Fleet NNR The Clints of Dromore derive their name from clints, a Scandinavian term for cliffs, and druim mor, meaning great ridge.  They mark the southern edge of the massive granite … Continue reading

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The Jewelled Loch

5.6 miles  4h 45m ascent 160m Kirroughtree Forest Work, a wedding, Arran’s whisky festival and fine-dining in Whitehaven had kept my walking boots idle for several weekends, so it was good to tighten the laces again and feel the crunch … Continue reading

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The Raider’s Road – Manx style

6.8 miles 4h 2min ascent 117m An unusual day out, the distance and time is made up of three walks joined by short hops in the car. it was cool enough for fleeces and though we had a few spots … Continue reading

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A lonely mountain lake in a treeless waste

9.2 miles 3h 30m ascent 283m This was a straightforward there and back route from Craigencallie, along forestry tracks past Loch Dee, over the Laggan Burn and up the slopes of White Hill/Curleywee to the Loch Dee Rosnes Benches. On … Continue reading

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Swallows on Loch Trool

5.1 miles 3h 50m ascent 112m Another Rosnes Bench outing. I was keen this time to find the Covenanter’s Memorial that I had missed on the previous visit to Caldons when we were walking the SUW. We didn’t realise it when … Continue reading

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Glentrool, Black Linn and the three Waters

8 miles 4h 30m  ascent 185m Black Linn-Minniwick Woods-Bargrennan-Braes of Barmore-Cree Woods Our walk began at Stroan Bridge where the Water of Minnoch cascades through a rocky gorge. The Glentrool visitor centre here once nestled among tall conifers but the forest … Continue reading

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Twas long indeed, a country mile

2.33 country miles  2h 2min  34m ascent Waterhead Rosnes Benches Blanket bog is one of Scotland’s most extensive semi-natural habitats but if I am honest I tend to think of peat bogs as a difficulty to be crossed on the … Continue reading

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Beyond yon hills where Stinsiar flows

4.8 miles 3h 48m ascent 222m Peden’s Hut-Shiel Hill-Cornish Loch-Cornish Hill Beyond yon hills where Stinsiar* flows, ‘mang muirs and mosses many… By Girvan’s fairy-haunted stream, The birdies flit on wanton wing; While bank and brae are clothed in green, … Continue reading

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